My New Favorite Digital Tools

Lately I have explored new-to-me digital tools for graphic design.  Canva, Freepik, and Typorama are definitely worth sharing.

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Canva is a web- and app-based design tool that uses a drag-and-drop feature to make graphic design possible for rookies.

Tip: Go to https://www.canva.com/templates/ and navigate through the free templates.  My favorite: Infographics.

Some of my Canva creations…

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Freepik is a website with free vector art, illustrations, photos, and more.  Using the freemium business model, Freepik allows for free use of the majority of its resources (as long as you credit the author).

Vector art is created from polygons to represent images in graphics.

Tip: You can edit vector files from Freepik by using Adobe Illustrator.  Generally, there are two layers in the AI file: the background layer and the main layer (called ‘objects’).  The main layer is where you can edit the text or other graphic features in the image.

One of my Freepik creations (edited with Adobe Illustrator)…

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Typorama is a typography generator App that is super user-friendly.

Tip: You can use images from your camera roll as backgrounds, so save some of your favorites from Pixabay or Freepik to use with Typorama.

Some of my Typorama creations…

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